Residents Have the Right to Their Health Status
Residents Have the Right to Their Health Status

Nursing Home Residents Have the Right to Health Status and Medical Condition

Right to Health Status is critical, A resident and their legal representative are legally entitled to receive their health status and medical condition in a language they can understand.  In order to make thoughtful and informed decisions regarding their health care of a resident in a nursing home or their legal representative must have access to information concerning their healthcare including their medical records and chart as well as a copy of their Care Plan, Doctor’s Orders, Diagnosis and other records to help in their healthcare, housing, finance and other decisions.

§483.10   Resident rights. The resident has a right to a dignified existence, self-determination, and communication with and access to persons and services inside and outside the facility. A facility must protect and promote the rights of each resident, including each of the following rights:

(b)(3) The resident has the right to be fully informed in language that he or she can understand of his or her total health status, including but not limited to, his or her medical condition;


Nursing home abuse and neglect comes in many forms.  If you believe that someone you love has been the victim of elder abuse and neglect in a skilled nursing facility such as a nursing home or an assisted living or other care provider contact board for free consultation can be reached by phone at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589. Support by email at:

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